York City sign striker Michael Rankine

First published in Sport York Press: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter

YORK City have today announced the £10,000 signing of striker Michael Rankine from Rushden & Diamonds.

The 24-year-old frontman, who has signed a two-year deal, is the latest addition to manager Martin Foyle's Minstermen squad for the 2009/10 campaign.

As part of the deal, Craig Farrell has joined Rushden.

Former Scunthorpe player Rankine scored 27 goals in 116 appearances for Rushden.

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12:12pm Fri 12 Jun 09

dangermoose says...

No no no no no!
No no no no no! dangermoose
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12:17pm Fri 12 Jun 09

alimount says...

Recognise the name but not sure if he's any good?
Recognise the name but not sure if he's any good? alimount
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12:24pm Fri 12 Jun 09

YORKCITYFC says...

alimount wrote:
Recognise the name but not sure if he's any good?
No he is very not good..hope we are after another striker
[quote][p][bold]alimount[/bold] wrote: Recognise the name but not sure if he's any good?[/p][/quote]No he is very not good..hope we are after another striker YORKCITYFC
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12:24pm Fri 12 Jun 09

York Nomad says...

alimount wrote:
Recognise the name but not sure if he's any good?
27 goals in 116 games should answer that one for you!
The only hope is that Foyle supposedly has a good record of bringing on young strikers.
Yet another thoroughly uninspiring signing though. Mid table mediocrity beckons.
[quote][p][bold]alimount[/bold] wrote: Recognise the name but not sure if he's any good?[/p][/quote]27 goals in 116 games should answer that one for you! The only hope is that Foyle supposedly has a good record of bringing on young strikers. Yet another thoroughly uninspiring signing though. Mid table mediocrity beckons. York Nomad
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12:25pm Fri 12 Jun 09

Michelle O'Malley says...

Just checked the R&D site and Faz has gone in the opposite direction as part of the deal (along with an undisclosed fee). Diamonds wanted to keep Rankine so I think we have done a good bit of business there... he has a decent strike-rate at this level.
Just checked the R&D site and Faz has gone in the opposite direction as part of the deal (along with an undisclosed fee). Diamonds wanted to keep Rankine so I think we have done a good bit of business there... he has a decent strike-rate at this level. Michelle O'Malley
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12:30pm Fri 12 Jun 09

Monkey2 says...

it's not that unidsclosed a fee- the R&D site says £10k
it's not that unidsclosed a fee- the R&D site says £10k Monkey2
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12:35pm Fri 12 Jun 09

tips says...

Can't believe people are knocking the lad before he's even kicked a ball for us .Good luck to him and let us get behind Martin Foyle and back his judgement
Can't believe people are knocking the lad before he's even kicked a ball for us .Good luck to him and let us get behind Martin Foyle and back his judgement tips
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12:36pm Fri 12 Jun 09

Sir Alex says...

Hopefully there is still room in the budget for a goal poacher.

With the winger system then this big guy could work out quite well. But, as most YCFC supporters, I am always optimistic this time of year. The real test is middle August.
Hopefully there is still room in the budget for a goal poacher. With the winger system then this big guy could work out quite well. But, as most YCFC supporters, I am always optimistic this time of year. The real test is middle August. Sir Alex
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12:40pm Fri 12 Jun 09

avidfan says...

tips wrote:
Can't believe people are knocking the lad before he's even kicked a ball for us .Good luck to him and let us get behind Martin Foyle and back his judgement
Agreed, plus I for one have seen enough of Craig Farrell. Give him a chance
[quote][p][bold]tips[/bold] wrote: Can't believe people are knocking the lad before he's even kicked a ball for us .Good luck to him and let us get behind Martin Foyle and back his judgement[/p][/quote]Agreed, plus I for one have seen enough of Craig Farrell. Give him a chance avidfan
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12:40pm Fri 12 Jun 09

speaks99 says...

I for one think this is a piece of good business. Farrells time was up with us and this will freshen up the Forward line hopefully giving us something a bit different. If we can offload Sodje now without costing us anything then we can hopefully find another two players up front I will be happy.
I for one think this is a piece of good business. Farrells time was up with us and this will freshen up the Forward line hopefully giving us something a bit different. If we can offload Sodje now without costing us anything then we can hopefully find another two players up front I will be happy. speaks99
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12:41pm Fri 12 Jun 09

Eric says...

So currently we have (using stats on wikipedia so maybe not the most upto date)

Rankine - 35 goals in 155 games - 0.23 goals/game

Paquette - 66 goals in 184 - 0.39 g/g

Brodie - 26 goals in 89 - 0.29 g/g

Not the most prolific of strike forces, but hopefully given a run in the team and with SUPPORT from the fans they will come better than their stats show.

Also why hasn't it been included in this story that Farrel was part of the deal?
So currently we have (using stats on wikipedia so maybe not the most upto date) Rankine - 35 goals in 155 games - 0.23 goals/game Paquette - 66 goals in 184 - 0.39 g/g Brodie - 26 goals in 89 - 0.29 g/g Not the most prolific of strike forces, but hopefully given a run in the team and with SUPPORT from the fans they will come better than their stats show. Also why hasn't it been included in this story that Farrel was part of the deal? Eric
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12:43pm Fri 12 Jun 09

Frank Black says...

Anoter Big lad up front which in my opinion is a good thing. If you look at his goals to starts ratio then its not bad and the fact Foyle managed to offload Farrell in the process makes this an excellent signing in my opinion.

If we do land Holmes then I think we have the makings of a decent team...
Anoter Big lad up front which in my opinion is a good thing. If you look at his goals to starts ratio then its not bad and the fact Foyle managed to offload Farrell in the process makes this an excellent signing in my opinion. If we do land Holmes then I think we have the makings of a decent team... Frank Black
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12:52pm Fri 12 Jun 09

dangermoose says...

Another midfielder supposed to be signing today, though NOT Holmes.
Another midfielder supposed to be signing today, though NOT Holmes. dangermoose
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12:57pm Fri 12 Jun 09

Imp says...

Thing is, Rankine has great physical assets, strength, pace. But not the greatest goalscorer. I assume Foyle thinks he can improve that side of his game.

Incidentally, Pacquette's record the last 4 season is better than 0.5 goals a game.
Thing is, Rankine has great physical assets, strength, pace. But not the greatest goalscorer. I assume Foyle thinks he can improve that side of his game. Incidentally, Pacquette's record the last 4 season is better than 0.5 goals a game. Imp
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1:10pm Fri 12 Jun 09

alimount says...

Anyone know what happened to Mark Convery? Never saw him mentioned at Cambridge this season.
Anyone know what happened to Mark Convery? Never saw him mentioned at Cambridge this season. alimount
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1:12pm Fri 12 Jun 09

Alan Fetish says...

As soon as this other midfielder comes in I think it's fair to say this is now entirely Foyle's squad - the defence he's retained are players I'm sure he would have wanted anywhere in this league, and the midfield and strikeforce are pretty much new. I think that's a good thing. With Emmerson also signing new terms, Pacquette, Brodie and Rankine, I'd be surprised should another striker be on his way. Dangermoose, have you got it on good grounds that it's not Holmes? As for Rankine, he's another big, burly striker who is certainly dangerous and let's not forget that we have two (in theory) out and out wingers looking to put crosses in, which may well suit his game better than the Rushden flat midfield approach. I think this signing makes a lot of sense in context.
As soon as this other midfielder comes in I think it's fair to say this is now entirely Foyle's squad - the defence he's retained are players I'm sure he would have wanted anywhere in this league, and the midfield and strikeforce are pretty much new. I think that's a good thing. With Emmerson also signing new terms, Pacquette, Brodie and Rankine, I'd be surprised should another striker be on his way. Dangermoose, have you got it on good grounds that it's not Holmes? As for Rankine, he's another big, burly striker who is certainly dangerous and let's not forget that we have two (in theory) out and out wingers looking to put crosses in, which may well suit his game better than the Rushden flat midfield approach. I think this signing makes a lot of sense in context. Alan Fetish
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1:32pm Fri 12 Jun 09

MARC HARROGATE says...

im appy with this we must back foyle and the squad has abetter balance 2 it . bring it on we r on the up i feel
im appy with this we must back foyle and the squad has abetter balance 2 it . bring it on we r on the up i feel MARC HARROGATE
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1:34pm Fri 12 Jun 09

Eric says...

Imp wrote:
Thing is, Rankine has great physical assets, strength, pace. But not the greatest goalscorer. I assume Foyle thinks he can improve that side of his game. Incidentally, Pacquette's record the last 4 season is better than 0.5 goals a game.
Thing with stats you can manipulate them to show what you want. Mine showed career games / goals but it doesn't show how many of those games where last 10 minute outings which obviously lowers the rate.

Hopefully Pacquette can carry through the recent goalscoring form.

From what I have seen on other forums regarding Rankine it looks like he will be another Farrell type player - alot of effort but no goals, and surprise that we have paid money for him.

As long as we are more of a goal threat this season though I'll be happier!

COME ON CITY
[quote][p][bold]Imp[/bold] wrote: Thing is, Rankine has great physical assets, strength, pace. But not the greatest goalscorer. I assume Foyle thinks he can improve that side of his game. Incidentally, Pacquette's record the last 4 season is better than 0.5 goals a game.[/p][/quote]Thing with stats you can manipulate them to show what you want. Mine showed career games / goals but it doesn't show how many of those games where last 10 minute outings which obviously lowers the rate. Hopefully Pacquette can carry through the recent goalscoring form. From what I have seen on other forums regarding Rankine it looks like he will be another Farrell type player - alot of effort but no goals, and surprise that we have paid money for him. As long as we are more of a goal threat this season though I'll be happier! COME ON CITY Eric
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1:41pm Fri 12 Jun 09

Imp says...

Alan Fetish wrote:
As soon as this other midfielder comes in I think it's fair to say this is now entirely Foyle's squad - the defence he's retained are players I'm sure he would have wanted anywhere in this league, and the midfield and strikeforce are pretty much new. I think that's a good thing. With Emmerson also signing new terms, Pacquette, Brodie and Rankine, I'd be surprised should another striker be on his way. Dangermoose, have you got it on good grounds that it's not Holmes? As for Rankine, he's another big, burly striker who is certainly dangerous and let's not forget that we have two (in theory) out and out wingers looking to put crosses in, which may well suit his game better than the Rushden flat midfield approach. I think this signing makes a lot of sense in context.
Simon Russell?
Ben Wilkinson?

i think Foyle would want rid of those two before he was happy it was "his" squad.
[quote][p][bold]Alan Fetish[/bold] wrote: As soon as this other midfielder comes in I think it's fair to say this is now entirely Foyle's squad - the defence he's retained are players I'm sure he would have wanted anywhere in this league, and the midfield and strikeforce are pretty much new. I think that's a good thing. With Emmerson also signing new terms, Pacquette, Brodie and Rankine, I'd be surprised should another striker be on his way. Dangermoose, have you got it on good grounds that it's not Holmes? As for Rankine, he's another big, burly striker who is certainly dangerous and let's not forget that we have two (in theory) out and out wingers looking to put crosses in, which may well suit his game better than the Rushden flat midfield approach. I think this signing makes a lot of sense in context.[/p][/quote]Simon Russell? Ben Wilkinson? i think Foyle would want rid of those two before he was happy it was "his" squad. Imp
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1:43pm Fri 12 Jun 09

OLD - HEAD says...

We certainly needed to "Beef" up the squad, so Rankine has to be given a chance. We seem to have a few options up front now, and City will be much more of a physical threat.
We certainly needed to "Beef" up the squad, so Rankine has to be given a chance. We seem to have a few options up front now, and City will be much more of a physical threat. OLD - HEAD
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1:56pm Fri 12 Jun 09

Brodes says...

With young Emmmerson signing (well done to him by the way) I make that 5 strikers now. While 2 are young, I think thats enough surely!
I assume and hope thats Sodje out of the way then.
Good bit of business I reckon. Faz off the wage bill and a guy who has been joint top scorer for R & D for last 2 seasons in. Well done Martin.
With young Emmmerson signing (well done to him by the way) I make that 5 strikers now. While 2 are young, I think thats enough surely! I assume and hope thats Sodje out of the way then. Good bit of business I reckon. Faz off the wage bill and a guy who has been joint top scorer for R & D for last 2 seasons in. Well done Martin. Brodes
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2:13pm Fri 12 Jun 09

Monkey2 says...

alimount wrote:
Anyone know what happened to Mark Convery? Never saw him mentioned at Cambridge this season.
Released last season I think, now plays for Newcastle Blue Star
[quote][p][bold]alimount[/bold] wrote: Anyone know what happened to Mark Convery? Never saw him mentioned at Cambridge this season.[/p][/quote]Released last season I think, now plays for Newcastle Blue Star Monkey2
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2:22pm Fri 12 Jun 09

Alan Fetish says...

Imp wrote:
Alan Fetish wrote: As soon as this other midfielder comes in I think it's fair to say this is now entirely Foyle's squad - the defence he's retained are players I'm sure he would have wanted anywhere in this league, and the midfield and strikeforce are pretty much new. I think that's a good thing. With Emmerson also signing new terms, Pacquette, Brodie and Rankine, I'd be surprised should another striker be on his way. Dangermoose, have you got it on good grounds that it's not Holmes? As for Rankine, he's another big, burly striker who is certainly dangerous and let's not forget that we have two (in theory) out and out wingers looking to put crosses in, which may well suit his game better than the Rushden flat midfield approach. I think this signing makes a lot of sense in context.
Simon Russell? Ben Wilkinson? i think Foyle would want rid of those two before he was happy it was "his" squad.
Don't be so picky Imp! The starting midfield will be Foyle's if he chooses, as expected, from Nelthorpe (left side), Ferrell, Mackin and new signing today? in the middle, and Smith out wide. Yes Russell and Wilkinson are still here but I would be very surprised if the latter makes another starting appearance in a City shirt. Russell may be used sporadically, but I think I was fair when I said 'the midfield and strikeforce are pretty much new'. I think most manager's, if after eight months in charge were told that by this point their starting eleven would comprise players they would like, they would jump at the chance. In relative terms, this has become Foyle's squad.
[quote][p][bold]Imp[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alan Fetish[/bold] wrote: As soon as this other midfielder comes in I think it's fair to say this is now entirely Foyle's squad - the defence he's retained are players I'm sure he would have wanted anywhere in this league, and the midfield and strikeforce are pretty much new. I think that's a good thing. With Emmerson also signing new terms, Pacquette, Brodie and Rankine, I'd be surprised should another striker be on his way. Dangermoose, have you got it on good grounds that it's not Holmes? As for Rankine, he's another big, burly striker who is certainly dangerous and let's not forget that we have two (in theory) out and out wingers looking to put crosses in, which may well suit his game better than the Rushden flat midfield approach. I think this signing makes a lot of sense in context.[/p][/quote]Simon Russell? Ben Wilkinson? i think Foyle would want rid of those two before he was happy it was "his" squad.[/p][/quote]Don't be so picky Imp! The starting midfield will be Foyle's if he chooses, as expected, from Nelthorpe (left side), Ferrell, Mackin and new signing today? in the middle, and Smith out wide. Yes Russell and Wilkinson are still here but I would be very surprised if the latter makes another starting appearance in a City shirt. Russell may be used sporadically, but I think I was fair when I said 'the midfield and strikeforce are pretty much new'. I think most manager's, if after eight months in charge were told that by this point their starting eleven would comprise players they would like, they would jump at the chance. In relative terms, this has become Foyle's squad. Alan Fetish
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2:36pm Fri 12 Jun 09

jimmyfivebellies says...

got to say,this is the most optimistic i have been since we lost our league status.i really do believe we have a squad capable of challenging for promotion.jason mcgill has backed the manager to the hilt,considering most clubs are tightning the purse strings,and also the fact that the club have been losing a bit of money over the last couple of years.credit to the man.foyle has realised that we have a good keeper and a decent defence,hence the fact that he has concentrated on midfield and up front.getting farrell off the wage bill,is good news,and hopefully sodje will now never be heard of again,as his attitude/workrate last season were appalling,so his wages can be given to someone who wants a chance to impress at our club,and who hopefully(rankine/pa
cquette etc)will get us at least 15 goals a season
got to say,this is the most optimistic i have been since we lost our league status.i really do believe we have a squad capable of challenging for promotion.jason mcgill has backed the manager to the hilt,considering most clubs are tightning the purse strings,and also the fact that the club have been losing a bit of money over the last couple of years.credit to the man.foyle has realised that we have a good keeper and a decent defence,hence the fact that he has concentrated on midfield and up front.getting farrell off the wage bill,is good news,and hopefully sodje will now never be heard of again,as his attitude/workrate last season were appalling,so his wages can be given to someone who wants a chance to impress at our club,and who hopefully(rankine/pa cquette etc)will get us at least 15 goals a season jimmyfivebellies
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2:49pm Fri 12 Jun 09

yano says...

dangermoose and yorkcity fc!!!! ur a pair of twats. ow can u say allredy that hes no good. just proves how clueless u realy r, giv the lad a chance, he hasnt evan played 4 us yet!!!!
dangermoose and yorkcity fc!!!! ur a pair of twats. ow can u say allredy that hes no good. just proves how clueless u realy r, giv the lad a chance, he hasnt evan played 4 us yet!!!! yano
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3:05pm Fri 12 Jun 09

Southern Exile says...

So who's the midfielder???
So who's the midfielder??? Southern Exile
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3:37pm Fri 12 Jun 09

Meggaz says...

I have no idea of course but a good addition could be Jon Challinor, ex. Oxford United/Cambridge United - just released and without a Club. A central midfielder who can also play up front or in the 'hole' behind the strikers, he's also played at right back.

He's always impressed me anyway when I've seen him in action against City in the BSP.

Just my opinion of course, but he's definitely one of the players I would have on my own wish list anyhow were I Mr Foyle or Mr McGill, which of course I'm not.
I have no idea of course but a good addition could be Jon Challinor, ex. Oxford United/Cambridge United - just released and without a Club. A central midfielder who can also play up front or in the 'hole' behind the strikers, he's also played at right back. He's always impressed me anyway when I've seen him in action against City in the BSP. Just my opinion of course, but he's definitely one of the players I would have on my own wish list anyhow were I Mr Foyle or Mr McGill, which of course I'm not. Meggaz
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4:17pm Fri 12 Jun 09

paul stancliffe says...

I dont understand some city fans allready unhappy with these new players,for god sake give these lads and the manager a chance, its still only june and the critics are back.I think its time we all got behind the club for the new season,think back we could been in the blue square north.Come on city....
I dont understand some city fans allready unhappy with these new players,for god sake give these lads and the manager a chance, its still only june and the critics are back.I think its time we all got behind the club for the new season,think back we could been in the blue square north.Come on city.... paul stancliffe
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4:21pm Fri 12 Jun 09

Monkey2 says...

paul stancliffe wrote:
I dont understand some city fans allready unhappy with these new players,for god sake give these lads and the manager a chance, its still only june and the critics are back.I think its time we all got behind the club for the new season,think back we could been in the blue square north.Come on city....
Sorry, I don't see how the fact that we nearly got relegated last season, can result in anything other than pessimism?
[quote][p][bold]paul stancliffe[/bold] wrote: I dont understand some city fans allready unhappy with these new players,for god sake give these lads and the manager a chance, its still only june and the critics are back.I think its time we all got behind the club for the new season,think back we could been in the blue square north.Come on city....[/p][/quote]Sorry, I don't see how the fact that we nearly got relegated last season, can result in anything other than pessimism? Monkey2
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4:29pm Fri 12 Jun 09

Southern Exile says...

Feedback from a colleague who's lad plays for R&D juniors is not positive, apparently subject to a lot of stick from the fans...
Feedback from a colleague who's lad plays for R&D juniors is not positive, apparently subject to a lot of stick from the fans... Southern Exile
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4:35pm Fri 12 Jun 09

Meggaz says...

Monkey2 wrote:
paul stancliffe wrote: I dont understand some city fans allready unhappy with these new players,for god sake give these lads and the manager a chance, its still only june and the critics are back.I think its time we all got behind the club for the new season,think back we could been in the blue square north.Come on city....
Sorry, I don't see how the fact that we nearly got relegated last season, can result in anything other than pessimism?
Zzzzzzzzz....

Sorry, I nodded off there Monkey 2.

Last season's gone and we're signing new, fresh players for positions out there where we clearly knew we had major problems last year. Don't quite see why there's a need for pessimism. Or am I missing something?

Now where was I? Oh, yes:

COME ON CITY!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Monkey2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]paul stancliffe[/bold] wrote: I dont understand some city fans allready unhappy with these new players,for god sake give these lads and the manager a chance, its still only june and the critics are back.I think its time we all got behind the club for the new season,think back we could been in the blue square north.Come on city....[/p][/quote]Sorry, I don't see how the fact that we nearly got relegated last season, can result in anything other than pessimism?[/p][/quote]Zzzzzzzzz.... Sorry, I nodded off there Monkey 2. Last season's gone and we're signing new, fresh players for positions out there where we clearly knew we had major problems last year. Don't quite see why there's a need for pessimism. Or am I missing something? Now where was I? Oh, yes: COME ON CITY!!!! Meggaz
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4:35pm Fri 12 Jun 09

mantoudis says...

Southern Exile wrote:
Feedback from a colleague who's lad plays for R&D juniors is not positive, apparently subject to a lot of stick from the fans...
FAZ should fit in well then?;-D
[quote][p][bold]Southern Exile[/bold] wrote: Feedback from a colleague who's lad plays for R&D juniors is not positive, apparently subject to a lot of stick from the fans...[/p][/quote]FAZ should fit in well then?;-D mantoudis
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4:39pm Fri 12 Jun 09

FXEnderby says...

Monkey2 wrote:
paul stancliffe wrote:
I dont understand some city fans allready unhappy with these new players,for god sake give these lads and the manager a chance, its still only june and the critics are back.I think its time we all got behind the club for the new season,think back we could been in the blue square north.Come on city....
Sorry, I don't see how the fact that we nearly got relegated last season, can result in anything other than pessimism?
Because,defence apart, it's virtually an entirely differet side. Foyle should be judged on what hedoes with the players he wants in his team. I for one am happy with the signings he's made so far,I think they're pretty positive. I wish him and his team all the best for the coming season. Most of them haven't yet kicked a ball for us and you're looking to write them off?
[quote][p][bold]Monkey2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]paul stancliffe[/bold] wrote: I dont understand some city fans allready unhappy with these new players,for god sake give these lads and the manager a chance, its still only june and the critics are back.I think its time we all got behind the club for the new season,think back we could been in the blue square north.Come on city....[/p][/quote]Sorry, I don't see how the fact that we nearly got relegated last season, can result in anything other than pessimism?[/p][/quote]Because,defence apart, it's virtually an entirely differet side. Foyle should be judged on what hedoes with the players he wants in his team. I for one am happy with the signings he's made so far,I think they're pretty positive. I wish him and his team all the best for the coming season. Most of them haven't yet kicked a ball for us and you're looking to write them off? FXEnderby
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5:08pm Fri 12 Jun 09

YORKCITYFC says...

yano wrote:
dangermoose and yorkcity fc!!!! ur a pair of twats. ow can u say allredy that hes no good. just proves how clueless u realy r, giv the lad a chance, he hasnt evan played 4 us yet!!!!
Just going on the times I have seen him play for Rushden. He is very similar to Farrell in that he misses a lot of simple chances so don't understand why we paid a fee, should have been a straight swap.

Of course the lad deserves a chance and hopefully he proves his doubters wrong, just that when I've seen him play he hasn't played well and I can't see he will get 20+ a season although again I hope he proves me wrong, bags 30 goals and leaves for 100k to a league one club as a YCFC legend
[quote][p][bold]yano[/bold] wrote: dangermoose and yorkcity fc!!!! ur a pair of twats. ow can u say allredy that hes no good. just proves how clueless u realy r, giv the lad a chance, he hasnt evan played 4 us yet!!!![/p][/quote]Just going on the times I have seen him play for Rushden. He is very similar to Farrell in that he misses a lot of simple chances so don't understand why we paid a fee, should have been a straight swap. Of course the lad deserves a chance and hopefully he proves his doubters wrong, just that when I've seen him play he hasn't played well and I can't see he will get 20+ a season although again I hope he proves me wrong, bags 30 goals and leaves for 100k to a league one club as a YCFC legend YORKCITYFC
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5:48pm Fri 12 Jun 09

Alan Fetish says...

Southern Exile wrote:
Feedback from a colleague who's lad plays for R&D juniors is not positive, apparently subject to a lot of stick from the fans...
Well, my wife's third cousin's boss's tennis partner heard a rumour from the landlord down the local boozer - who once had Justin Edinburgh in there - that he's not half bad, so who's to say?
[quote][p][bold]Southern Exile[/bold] wrote: Feedback from a colleague who's lad plays for R&D juniors is not positive, apparently subject to a lot of stick from the fans...[/p][/quote]Well, my wife's third cousin's boss's tennis partner heard a rumour from the landlord down the local boozer - who once had Justin Edinburgh in there - that he's not half bad, so who's to say? Alan Fetish
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9:01pm Fri 12 Jun 09

Imp says...

YORKCITYFC wrote:
yano wrote:
dangermoose and yorkcity fc!!!! ur a pair of twats. ow can u say allredy that hes no good. just proves how clueless u realy r, giv the lad a chance, he hasnt evan played 4 us yet!!!!
Just going on the times I have seen him play for Rushden. He is very similar to Farrell in that he misses a lot of simple chances so don't understand why we paid a fee, should have been a straight swap.

Of course the lad deserves a chance and hopefully he proves his doubters wrong, just that when I've seen him play he hasn't played well and I can't see he will get 20+ a season although again I hope he proves me wrong, bags 30 goals and leaves for 100k to a league one club as a YCFC legend
The big difference is Rankine was wanted, Farrell was not.

And the other difference is that while Farrell has a similar goalscoring record, Rankine provides more for the side in terms of a physical outlet for a side playing with proper wingers.

It's not a thrilling signing, but I think it at least shows Foyle has the measure of this league, has identified where we were lacking, and is trying to rectify all those weaknesses. If Ranking wins the ball, hold it up, and gets others in in the process, that's fine by me.
[quote][p][bold]YORKCITYFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yano[/bold] wrote: dangermoose and yorkcity fc!!!! ur a pair of twats. ow can u say allredy that hes no good. just proves how clueless u realy r, giv the lad a chance, he hasnt evan played 4 us yet!!!![/p][/quote]Just going on the times I have seen him play for Rushden. He is very similar to Farrell in that he misses a lot of simple chances so don't understand why we paid a fee, should have been a straight swap. Of course the lad deserves a chance and hopefully he proves his doubters wrong, just that when I've seen him play he hasn't played well and I can't see he will get 20+ a season although again I hope he proves me wrong, bags 30 goals and leaves for 100k to a league one club as a YCFC legend[/p][/quote]The big difference is Rankine was wanted, Farrell was not. And the other difference is that while Farrell has a similar goalscoring record, Rankine provides more for the side in terms of a physical outlet for a side playing with proper wingers. It's not a thrilling signing, but I think it at least shows Foyle has the measure of this league, has identified where we were lacking, and is trying to rectify all those weaknesses. If Ranking wins the ball, hold it up, and gets others in in the process, that's fine by me. Imp
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10:05pm Fri 12 Jun 09

Southern Exile says...

Alan Fetish wrote:
Southern Exile wrote: Feedback from a colleague who's lad plays for R&D juniors is not positive, apparently subject to a lot of stick from the fans...
Well, my wife's third cousin's boss's tennis partner heard a rumour from the landlord down the local boozer - who once had Justin Edinburgh in there - that he's not half bad, so who's to say?
Difference is he's watched him a number of times....
[quote][p][bold]Alan Fetish[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southern Exile[/bold] wrote: Feedback from a colleague who's lad plays for R&D juniors is not positive, apparently subject to a lot of stick from the fans...[/p][/quote]Well, my wife's third cousin's boss's tennis partner heard a rumour from the landlord down the local boozer - who once had Justin Edinburgh in there - that he's not half bad, so who's to say?[/p][/quote]Difference is he's watched him a number of times.... Southern Exile
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1:55am Sat 13 Jun 09

LiamOfAcomb says...

Lets get Malony(sp?) signed up, he has a decent record in America and has expressed his desire to play for us.

Well done for Foyle bringing in another striker and encouraging to see the youth players signing contracts and hopefully they give the first teamers a run for their money.

Lets hope Foyle hasn't given up on getting a defender and central midfielder. Kovacs still at Chesterfield? Wouldn't mind seeing him back for a short period on loan if we are lucky.
Lets get Malony(sp?) signed up, he has a decent record in America and has expressed his desire to play for us. Well done for Foyle bringing in another striker and encouraging to see the youth players signing contracts and hopefully they give the first teamers a run for their money. Lets hope Foyle hasn't given up on getting a defender and central midfielder. Kovacs still at Chesterfield? Wouldn't mind seeing him back for a short period on loan if we are lucky. LiamOfAcomb
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2:48am Sat 13 Jun 09

Head of Bomber Command says...

Imp.

I like your post's. You don't seem to just dive in 'gung ho' like most.

I too believe it will be a good signing.

I am looking forward to a far better season than last.
Imp. I like your post's. You don't seem to just dive in 'gung ho' like most. I too believe it will be a good signing. I am looking forward to a far better season than last. Head of Bomber Command
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7:43am Sat 13 Jun 09

newshawk says...

From BS site: "Stevenage Borough defender Eddie Anaclet will be known as Eddie Odhiambo from the start of the 2009/10 campaign.


The 23-year-old has decided to take on his father's name in a bid to make a fresh start to his career at the Blue Square Premier club."

I hope this doesn't catch on or we will not know who we're signing. Perhaps that's what's happened to Sodje.
From BS site: "Stevenage Borough defender Eddie Anaclet will be known as Eddie Odhiambo from the start of the 2009/10 campaign. The 23-year-old has decided to take on his father's name in a bid to make a fresh start to his career at the Blue Square Premier club." I hope this doesn't catch on or we will not know who we're signing. Perhaps that's what's happened to Sodje. newshawk
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9:22am Sat 13 Jun 09

Meggaz says...

YORKCITYFC wrote:
yano wrote: dangermoose and yorkcity fc!!!! ur a pair of twats. ow can u say allredy that hes no good. just proves how clueless u realy r, giv the lad a chance, he hasnt evan played 4 us yet!!!!
Just going on the times I have seen him play for Rushden. He is very similar to Farrell in that he misses a lot of simple chances so don't understand why we paid a fee, should have been a straight swap. Of course the lad deserves a chance and hopefully he proves his doubters wrong, just that when I've seen him play he hasn't played well and I can't see he will get 20+ a season although again I hope he proves me wrong, bags 30 goals and leaves for 100k to a league one club as a YCFC legend

I think with Mr Foyle's record of bringing on talent in those players who have the desire to succeed, there's every chance that this could well happen.....
[quote][p][bold]YORKCITYFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yano[/bold] wrote: dangermoose and yorkcity fc!!!! ur a pair of twats. ow can u say allredy that hes no good. just proves how clueless u realy r, giv the lad a chance, he hasnt evan played 4 us yet!!!![/p][/quote]Just going on the times I have seen him play for Rushden. He is very similar to Farrell in that he misses a lot of simple chances so don't understand why we paid a fee, should have been a straight swap. Of course the lad deserves a chance and hopefully he proves his doubters wrong, just that when I've seen him play he hasn't played well and I can't see he will get 20+ a season although again I hope he proves me wrong, bags 30 goals and leaves for 100k to a league one club as a YCFC legend[/p][/quote] I think with Mr Foyle's record of bringing on talent in those players who have the desire to succeed, there's every chance that this could well happen..... Meggaz
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